NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage
NorthWestern Energy Freedom Stage entertainment will be posted as it's confirmed! Check back in spring 2020 for updates!
Salute to Veterans
Join us as we salute our Veterans at the SD State Fair.
Thursday, Sep 310:30 am
Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union
Dakota Star presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is the SD State Fair's version of American Idol! Contestants compete in preliminary competition Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Those who make it out of the preliminary competition will move onto the finals!
Competition is open to soloists, duos, or trios. There are two age divisions, 1) 18 and up and 2) 12-17 years of age.
1st Place: Hunter Widvey and Ted Van Alstyne – Rapid City, SD
2nd Place: Jamie O’Neill and Sylvia Kattner – Huron, SD
3rd Place: Elizabeth Hofer – Bruce, SD
1st Place: Harley VonEye – Watertown, SD
2nd Place: Kierra Abbas – Lennox, SD
3rd Place: Emmarie Kaiser – Winner, SD
Friday, Sep 46:00 pm
Saturday, Sep 56:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 66:00 pm
Monday, Sep 75:00 pm
Test your baby’s speed! Babies will crawl from one side of the stage to the other. The fastest three will win a trophy! Registration is at 9:30am. All babies participating must be under 15 months of age. Two parents, guardians, or friends must be present to stand on either side of the racing area across from the baby. There is no registration fee! Feel free to bring along your baby’s favorite toy, snack, or blanket to help coax them across the finish line